Every year around the winter, the anticipation and leaks for Samsung’s main Galaxy S line rise considerably. This time around, Samsung’s new flagship is expected to be announced sometime in early 2023. The company has stuck with its modern naming scheme, and the new phone is expected to be called Galaxy S23.
Many leaks floating across the internet reveal a lot about the design and the internals of the phone. The S23 series will include the Galaxy S23, the S23+, and the S23 Ultra, much like its 2022 lineup. There are some similarities between the S23 and the S22. Still, the new phones will see a significant performance boost and new Ultra camera sensors. The S23 and S23+ will also see a massive design change.
There is no official release date for the S23 but judging by Samsung’s official release days, fans can expect the phone to be released in either January or February of 2023. Regarding the phone’s price, fans can expect the basic S23 to cost $800, the S23 + to cost $1000, and the S223 Ultra to cost $1200. The differences between this series and its predecessors are not massive, so the pricings are unlikely to change much from the S22 series.
Based on the dimensions and display size, the Samsung Galaxy S23 series may look identical to the Galaxy S22 series. Samsung may retain the 6.1-inch, 6.6-inch, and 6.8-inch displays from its previous series. However, the phones are expected to be slightly taller and wider than their predecessors.
On the rear of the phone, leaks by OnLeaks and Smartprix suggest that Samsung will replace its traditional housing for its triple cameras with elevated sensors. The sensors are expected to be elevated and isolated at the top-left of the phone’s back. Besides the camera change, the leaked design renders do not show any changes. The SIM tray, USB-C port, power button, and volume rocker seem to be located in the exact same position.
The new series is expected to use the unannounced Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip. This chip is expected to be extremely powerful and will most likely outperform the current Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.